Sustainability in Packaging 2014 event set for March
Posted by Rick Lingle, Technical Editor -- Packaging Digest, 8/27/2013 10:13:47 AM
Smithers Pira, in association with Packaging Digest and Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News, will be returning to Orlando, FL, in March 2014 for the 8th annual Sustainability in Packaging conference and exhibition. This year's event will take place March 5-7, 2014, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. More than 300 leaders in the sustainability and packaging supply chains are expected to come together to discuss the opportunities, challenges and solutions that will lead to packaging innovations that improve sustainability and the bottom line.
Planned sessions at Sustainability in Packaging include key sustainability and innovation trends around flexible packaging for better end of life scenarios; success stories and developments in fiber packaging; sustainable packaging sourcing security; and developments in extended producer responsibility. This year's program will include a number of new topics including marine debris case studies and policy; sustainability in frozen and the cold chain; and an investor's forum (Shark Tank) to find the next great idea in sustainable packaging.
"Sustainability in Packaging 2014 is on track to deliver our most comprehensive discussion ever, with more real life case studies than ever before," says Barbara Fowler, conference director at Smithers Pira. "Our advisory board - including Alan Blake, Consultant - Packaging & Sustainability, Alan Blake Consulting and Executive Director, PAC Next; Laura Rowell, Director, Sustainable Packaging, Sonoco Packaging; Lisa Pierce, Executive Editor, Packaging Digest; Saskia van Gendt, Captain Planet, Method; Jeff Loth, Senior Manager, Packaging Engineering, Microsoft and Betsy Dorn, Director, USA Consulting, Reclay StewardEdge - have been hard at work recruiting brand owners, converters and packaging innovators to share their latest triumphs and challenges with an eye to creating truly sustainable and profitable packaging."
"Because of the expertise of each board member, we are able to develop an agenda that tackles hot topics from a variety of perspectives," said Pierce. "Not only is there something for everyone on the program, but it's the right ‘something.' This conference looks at a holistic view of how packaging sustainability impacts business and presents specific solutions, year after year."
Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available. America's best known consumer brands, materials suppliers and packaging converters and manufacturers will be in attendance to focus on the ongoing sustainability challenge and the latest packaging innovations. Contact Heather Adams at 207-781-9632 about crafting a custom-designed sponsorship or exhibition package.
For more information about Sustainability in Packaging 2014 or to attend, visit www.sustainability-in-packaging.com.
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